• The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    5 Ways the New Congress Can Support National Parks

    If you’re looking forward to the New Year and getting ready to turn over a new leaf, you aren’t alone. In our nation’s capital, the 114th Congress begins on January 6 with a renewed sense of purpose. Lawmakers will reappoint their leaders, select their committee assignments, and put forward a new slate of bills. Even […]

  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas is an exceptional economic engine for the local community. Now, thanks to new legislation, Congress is expanding this park site.

    Historic “Parks Package” Passes Congress

    Frequently asked questions on the new legislation that will expand and further enhance America’s National Park System

    Today, Congress authorized the largest expansion of the National Park System since 1978 by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 3979): a remarkable achievement. This legislation includes a public lands title with more than a dozen park bills and represents an enormous bipartisan win that celebrates America’s public lands and history and truly shows how national parks […]

  • 3. Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Yellowstone’s geysers and thermal springs create magical winter scenery that is snowy ... and steamy. Most of the park roads are closed to cars in winter, making way for travel by skis and snowcoaches in the less-crowded off-season. Enjoy a ranger-led tour on snowshoes, or attend an educational program to learn more about the park’s remarkable wildlife and geology. Private concessioners also offer special packages for guided winter tours, including cross-country skiing and wildlife-watching trips. Visitors can even go ice skating at the Mammoth Hot Springs outdoor rink for a fun holiday outing in one of the country’s most spectacular settings.

Photo © Kwiktor/Dreamstime.

    8 Perfect Parks for a Holiday Adventure

    Try something new with your holiday routine—by checking out some old and cherished traditions from around the country. These fun celebrations offer great incentives to get out and enjoy the season in a national park. Note: Modest fees apply for many of these events. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring our National Park […]

  • Wild sunflowers blooming at Corkscrew Swamp. Photo © Mac Stone.

    Capturing the Essence of the Everglades

    A Q&A with Conservation Photographer Mac Stone

    Gainesville native Mac Stone discovered his gift for photography and his love of nature at an early age. In the years since, he’s carried his camera throughout Florida, scheming creative ways to capture wild landscapes and curious creatures in their natural habitats, sometimes putting weeks of planning into the execution of a single image. (For […]

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